Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Elder Olivier had an amazing week!  We were so happy to hear about this baptism!!!  Miracles do happen.  Here is his email:

Wow. Busy week. 

This week we went to Manaus (again, for the 1,000,000th time!) to go on exchanges with the assistants. It was good, but my companion got sick again. The only difference is that this time he passed his sickness to me too! haha. But now we´re 100% again. We stayed in Manaus just for a day, then we came back. The only flights are in the middle of the night, so we got 0 sleep. Got some sweet night-time aerial view pics of Manaus though. 

So this week was finally the week we have been waiting soooo long for. When I got here in the area about 4 months ago, we went to the bishop´s house to see if he knew anyone we could teach. We talked to the bishop´s wife. She said that at that moment she didn´t have anyone in mind, so we asked her if she knew anyone that was less-active that we could visit. She said we could visit her nieces, who lived next door with her parents. 

"And are your parents members?"

"No. But it´s not worth it to try and teach them. Lots of elders have already tried. They´ll never accept." 

Long story short, Saturday was their baptism. 

At the baptism, the bishop´s wife gave the opening prayer. She spent like 10 minutes trying to talk, but she couldn´t hold back tears. Lots of ward and family members got really emotional. Everything happens in the Lord´s time. 

Miracles happen. I know that God lives, and that Jesus Christ is our Savior. 

Have an awesome week!


√Člder Olivier!

Elder Olivier calls this the dream team:)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Minha Semana

We received this email on February 13.

Hey everyone! 

I failed to send an email last week so I will talk about these past two weeks!

Last week we went to Manaus, which means we spent the usual 3 days outside our area. Leadership conference was great, as usual. We received a lot of inspiration to help out our zone. We always get back to our area way tired, but we still have to work a ton to make up for lost time. 

This week we did companionship exchanges with three different district leaders. They all went really well. It was a little different working with a different missionary every single day, but it was a great experience. I always learn a ton from other missionaries. 

Now I officially am a year and 6 months into my mission. Where has the time gone? Time flies for real 

Reflecting on these past few months, I have learned so much. I don´t know where I would be right now if I wasn´t on a mission. I would never trade serving a mission for anything. Certainly I´m not perfect, as no one is, and in this past year and a half I have realized just how not perfect I am. But now I know with much more surety that I have infinite potential, because I am a child of God. We all are His children, and He loves us and wants what´s best for us. I´m not perfect now, but one day I can be perfect like He is if I continue to do what´s right and to repent of my sins. This is a promise that He makes to all of us. I know it´s true.

I hope you all have a great week! 


√Člder Olivier

Chilling on an airplane

 Aerial view of the ´zil

A very friendly spider   

Eating american food on pday (BLT and french fries- classic)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Leadership Council

We received a very short email on February 6, but got this picture of their leadership council...